Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No Computer Access = A productive day

All of my ideas reside on my computer. Even if I find an idea in a magazine I scan in and put it in a folder on my computer. I do this because I'm a clutter bug, and I have spent all of my life trying to reduce the clutter around me, another story for another day.

The point is that all my ideas reside on my computer, so when I turn on the computer it's like walking through a toy store, oooo look at this, oh yes, I wanted to do this, no I think I'll do this first, oh wait here are a few things that all almost done, I'll work on those, maybe not, do I have email, oops haven't check my twitter, oh no, I haven't posted anything of my Facebook fan page wall, man that Tumbler account hasn't had a post in months, mmmm Pinterest.....Well you get the picture!

So on Friday I checked my email early in the morning, turned off the computer, and told myself no computer until Monday morning. Look what I accomplished:

My dress form has a new cover, I needed a solid color the patterned one wasn't working for product pictures.

I finished some alterations that have been on my pile for months:

I actually sewed a sample for my sewing class (we are doing a Beach Tote):

I made my daughter a skirt (she's been waiting for ever!):

And I finished a bag to put in my Etsy shop (not listed yet, I was having trouble with the lighting in the photos):

I think I found myself a new routine, No more computer access on Fri. Sat. and Sun. My online presences isn't that big anyways, I'm sure I won't be terribly missed for 3 days out of the week. Plus I'm sure I will have more to show and talk about during the 4 days I am on the computer, If I do this.

How do you guys find time to finish the projects you start???


About A Mom said...

Hi! I am a new GFC, Twitter & FB follower from tag a long tuesday hop! I am also trying to figure out a schedule that works for me. I find myself on the computer way too much. I would love for you to stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi & return follow!

Sonia Barton said...

Thanks Ladies. I'm on my way.

My name is Becka said...

I envy your self control to be able to just turn it off. Great job!

And those skirts are beautiful. You must sew fast. That is so much you got done!

Sonia Barton said...

Thank you Becka, I'm an all or nothing type of gal. So I have to set my self extreme goals. And yes, I have been told I sew fast. I don't realize I sew fast, I just assume everyone can do it.

CK said...

You are so talented, I really love that bag.

Sonia Barton said...

Thank you CK, A Tutorial is on my Long Long To Do list. So I'm not promising. But I is so easy that even a first time sewer that came to the sewing class was able to sew it.


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